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Issue 6 • Date Nov.-Dec. 2012

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  • Front Cover

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  • Table of Contents

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  • Which Way Microarchitecture?

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  • COOL Chips XVI

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  • Redefining the Role of the CPU in the Era of CPU-GPU Integration

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):4 - 16
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    We've seen the quick adoption of GPUs as general-purpose computing engines in recent years, fueled by high computational throughput and energy efficiency. There is heavier integration of the CPU and GPU, including the GPU appearing on the same die, further decreasing barriers to the use of the GPU to offload the CPU. Much effort has been made to adapt GPU designs to anticipate this new partitionin... View full abstract»

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  • The Problem of Evaluating CPU-GPU Systems with 3D Visualization Applications

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):17 - 27
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    Complex, computationally demanding 3D visualization applications can be used as benchmarks to evaluate CPU-GPU systems. However, because those applications are time dependent, their execution is not deterministic. Thus, measurements can vary from one execution to another. This article proposes a methodology that enforces the starting times of frames so that applications behave deterministically. View full abstract»

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  • The XMOS Architecture and XS1 Chips

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):28 - 37
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    The XMOS architecture scales from real-time systems with a single multithreaded processor to systems with thousands of processors. Concurrent processing, communications, and I/O are supported by the instruction set of the XCORE processors and by the message-routing techniques and protocols in the XMOS interconnect. The event-driven architecture supports energy-efficient multicore and multichip sys... View full abstract»

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  • Low-Power, Real-Time Object-Recognition Processors for Mobile Vision Systems

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):38 - 50
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    A new low-power object-recognition processor achieves real-time robust recognition, satisfying modern mobile vision systems' requirements. The authors introduce an attention-based object-recognition algorithm for energy efficiency, a heterogeneous multicore architecture for data- and thread-level parallelism, and a network on a chip for high on-chip bandwidth. The fabricated chip achieves 30 frame... View full abstract»

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  • The Dependable Responsive Multithreaded Processor for Distributed Real-Time Systems

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):52 - 61
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    This article illustrates the design and implementation of the Dependable Responsive Multithreaded Processor (D-RMTP) for distributed real-time systems, especially humanoid robots. Paper presents a humanoid robot Kojiro. Kojiro's controllers are currently implemented by using the 16-bit H8 microprocessor with a USB network. We are planning to replace them with the D-RMTPs with responsive link netwo... View full abstract»

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  • 2012 Reviewers

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  • Managing Complements

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